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Why It’s Time To Start Winterizing Your Car

Why It’s Time To Start Winterizing Your Car

Winter is coming! It’s time to start preparing for your travels in the cold weather, snow, and icy roads. At Service Plus Automotive, we’ve put together some ideas to help you approach the season’s worst conditions with confidence and preparedness: Take a Winter Driving Safety Course at Fort Drum Each year, Fort Drum offers a Winter Driving Safety Course for the community, so that drivers who are inexperienced with snow driving can learn safely how to get around in icy conditions. Why not sign all the drivers in your family up, and take it together? It’s a small thing that can help you survive if you encounter a winter emergency on the road.  Check the NYSDOT website for possible issues Get yourself in the habit of checking the roads before a trip for possible issues! The New York State Department of Transportation has a website where accidents and issues have been flagged. A quick check before you leave the house could ... read more

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3 Reasons Why You Should Road Trip More This Fall

3 Reasons Why You Should Road Trip More This Fall

Photo by Olga Subach on Unsplash In our August blog, we shared some benefits about the increased flexibility to travel with kids during the 2020/2021 school year. Adding to the discussion, we have three reasons why you should take more road trips this Fall.   Labor Day Weekend: This is one of our favorite holidays. It’s the last chance to enjoy Summer weather and get away for a few days. It’s a 3-day weekend and an opportunity to relax, unwind, and unplug from your daily duties.    This Labor Day Weekend, you can go camping, take a hike, visit a lake, go fishing, or explore nature. If you and your partner don’t have kids, you can head out for a romantic getaway and spend quality time with e ... read more

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Three Ways Back-To-School Season Is Different For Drivers in 2020

Three Ways Back-To-School Season Is Different For Drivers in 2020

Photo by Deleece Cook on Unsplash The kids are back in school and it’s a very unusual school year, thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. Because we are all trying hard not to catch this virus, parents, teachers, kids, and school staff are all adjusting to the new normal.  Because education is so different during the COVID-era, we are seeing three ways that the back-to-school season is different for drivers in 2020. Here are three observations we are making here at Service Plus Automotive in Calcium, New York. First, we should let you know that the majority of our auto repair team members are parents. So, we are going through these adjustments, too. Though things are different for the 2020/2021 schoolyear, we are finding some pos ... read more

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